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Karen's UFO Quilt Along

Too many UFO’s? Together we’ll get through those unfinished objects! Free to join. Hosted by Karen.

Website: http://www.connectingthreads.com
Members: 489
Latest Activity: on Sunday

What this group is about

I don’t know about you, but I have too many things started. Join me in my quest to get finish what I’ve started. The deal is, for every 2 projects I finish, I get to reward myself by starting something new. You can make your own rules, or give the group ideas for new rules as we go. I think it’ll be fun to ask this group for advice on what project to wrap up next, show my progress with photo’s, get motivation from each other when I want to break my own agreement (trust me, I am weak willed when it comes to new projects).

1. No purchase necessary
2. Timeframe: this is an ongoing group with no defined end time.
3. If you are not a member of our Quilt with Us Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to "Join Karen's UFO Quilt Along" in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join this Quilt Along.
4. Post questions, project feedback, and pictures of your progress.

TUFO - means Tuesday UFO - those of us interested try to make a small dent in whatever UFO we are working on. Tuesday is simply the day the Connecting Threads gals get together to sew and craft...you can make it any day you like, but we got a kick out of the title. Once in awhile we can't make it on Tuesday so we move it to Wednesday - yup WUFO. Report here what you are planning to work on, then the next day, let us all know how you did. Nothing is required, it's just for fun.

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Discussion Forum

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Christmas Projects

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MAY you get some UFO's finished in MAY!

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Comment by Cheri on January 28, 2009 at 12:44pm
Hooray - sewing machine tech. just called, my machine is ready to bring back home! Got lots of cutting, layering, and basting done while my machine was gone. Maybe I should periodically declare a "no machine day" and work on UFO's that need to be cut, layered, bound, labeled - I surprised myself at how much I got done without my machine.
Comment by Arlene Parker on January 28, 2009 at 11:41am
I am actually making progress on the UFO or at least the unquilted ones. Have finished quilting 3 Quilts of Valor tops for our guild and have them back to be bound. I also completed several of the table runners I had started before Christmas though there are about 6 left to do the simple quilting on, maybe this afternoon. Have been working on listing all the projects - tops to be quilted both mine and charity, projects in progress (UFO) mostly mine but have a couple of charity tops to complete. Then there are the kits and planned projects which I have not even touched yet; I have to get those at least listed so I can decide which ones I no longer want to do and either use the fabric elsewhere or give to someone who will enjoy them. Sew many fabrics, sew little time. Have a great day everyone. Off to clean the snow off the driveway with the hope that we don't get anymore through the weekend - I AM SICK OF SNOW!!! Actually I love it; I just prefer to visit it and not have it in my driveway to clean. LOL
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 28, 2009 at 10:32am
I am back on the sewing machine and quilted one UFO, with 3 more lined up to do today. I don't know what I am going to use for binding but I will hopefully know by today so that I can put the binding on and then finish them with hand sewing. They have been getting a free ride on my back for some time now, and now they will have to ride on a wall somewhere or in my closet when they are finished. Yay. Thanks to all for being here. Mr. G.
Comment by Betty K on January 28, 2009 at 9:38am
This is so fun to work on my UFO's every day. Last week I took 3 5 year old 9-patch orphan blocks of teddy bears that had no fabric to match, and paired them up with 20 year old corderoy made into 9 patch blocks, big stitched them with purple pearle cotton thread, and wala! a crib quilt ready to go. It is cute. And I pulled out some embroidered/painted pillow tops that need to become actual pillows, one had some small stains that wouldn't come out with stain removal pen, so I brewed some tea, dotted the fabric with wet tea bag on top of the stains and soaked the piece for one minute in tea, again wala! it's gorgeous, and will be finished this morning. My friends are amused with the UFO term - say it must be teamed with BNM - or "finish UFO's and buy no more".

Thanks Karen for being inspirational!

wash, dried - it is so improved.
Comment by Vilma/AR on January 27, 2009 at 8:48pm
Okay, we are iced in. I was supposed to meet my small group at the LQS but I stayed home and played with my design board for my embroidered blocks. I think I got it. Keep warm...........
Comment by Vilma/AR on January 27, 2009 at 8:48pm
Okay, we are iced in. I was supposed to meet my small group at the LQS but I stayed home and played with my design board for my embroidered blocks. I think I got it. Keep warm...........
Comment by Elaine on January 27, 2009 at 8:11pm
Quiltlady - I'd call that really cool organization - not UFO!
Comment by Cathy/IN on January 27, 2009 at 8:08pm
Does cutting fabric count as a UFO? Let me explain...I started a new "class" tonight at my LQS-it's called Scrap Therapy. I'm cutting my scraps into 5",3 1/2", and 2" sqs to be used at a future date for a project (as yet unknown). Maybe it's better to consider it as "organization" instead of UFO!!
Comment by QuiltDragon on January 27, 2009 at 5:17pm
This UFO thing is getting out of hand in my house...I've been trying to finish two quilts. The one for our bed is Town & Country from the new Fabric Trends - I thought I had all the blocks for the top done and sewn together until I put it on my bed to see how it looked - I needed another row, but ran out of one fabric...the fabric arrived yesterday, so today I'm cutting _more_ blocks!

The Christmas one is one in last year's Quilter Magazine. It's coming out very well, but I also needed to enlarge it to fit our bed. Well, the instrucitons are less than clear about what fabrics should be cut from which fabric for what element, so even though I thought I was enlarging it correctly, I now have about 30 5" half square triangles left over!!! Math never was and never will be my friend! So now I'll have to find another pattern so I can use these up.

All that being said, instead of one more UFO, I have 2! Now I'm _sure_ I need an intervention!
Comment by Elaine on January 27, 2009 at 4:36pm
I count anything started as an UFO until it is quilted, binding complete, and ready to give away. I have quite a few tops finished that are at the top of my list to get done. One is a queen size hand quilting.

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